- Destroys terrorists’ ‘spiritual power’ base in Alargano Forest
Rescues 63 persons, kills five terrorists
Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
In continuation of its offensive against remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East , the Nigerian Army has cleared those escaping from the Sambisa Forest and destroyed the alleged spiritual power base of the terrorists in Alagarno forest, Borno State.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Friday that the troops of 21 Brigade Bama, under 7 Division area of operational responsibility “have at the early hours of Friday, cleared escaping Boko Haram terrorists that came through Sabsawa axis of Sambisa forest”.
This, he explained, took place in a “blocking position”.
Usman said that the troops also recovered a Toyota Hilux, two AK-47 rifles with registration numbers 58006915 and KO 35839, as well as 37 rounds of 12.7mm metal linked ammunition.
Unfortunately, he added, one officer sustained injury during the encounter. He is however in a stable condition.
In a related development, he said that the troops of 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion of 25 Task Force Brigade, 7 Division Nigerian Army, on Thursday demystified the terrorists spiritual power base at the Alagarno forest, Borno State.
According to Usman, the troops stormed the based on a tip-off, and “conducted a clearance operation around Alagarno forest general area, destroying terrorists’ camps at Mosa, Ariwuzumari and Kagalmari, as well as Missene, Joba, Yajiwa and Sansan”.
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